Weezel (225) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour is an awesome golden hopped hue. A burnt orange with tons of reflections. Good hoppy aroma with subtle fruit shining through. Really fresh hops and good mouthfeel. Solid stuff.
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - APR 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice hoppy aroma going in. Pours amber, orange good thick head that lasts with lacing on glass throughout , Great taste, hops are well balanced with maltiness. First class IPA
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2006
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2006 Wow. My wife brought some back from her recent trip to PA. This could replace Terrapin Rye as our daily beer. The aroma was something else. Very, very hoppy, but also with a different, more mellow, not so resin-based smell. The mouthfell makes one feel like you’re tasting nectar. No hop bitterness or chewiness. I hear that the lucky folks in PA can get this on Cask. I’m moving.
epf33 (224) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
a beautiful aroma, an amazing test, this is the best of the Troegs beers, pour it into a glass and it’ll shimmer in the light
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pours a transparent golden amber with a slight white head. Aroma is fragrant hops, grapefruit, and pine predominant but some slight floral notes as well. Mouthfeel is medium bodiedlight carbonation and sticky and slight oil finish. Hops is the boss in this brew. It seems at peace with the bitterness, a nice balance exists between hops and alcohol. (7.5% = 93 IBUs) There is a slight malt backbone, but lets not get picky IPAs are about the hops and this one packs hop flavor. This brew is highly drinkable and a great representation of what an IPA should taste like.
mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich amber with frothy white head, heavy lacing. Nice hops aroma, a bit of sweet malt in there too. Flavor is a bit less intense than I expected from the nose, nice hops presence, malty backbone with nice citrus and pine hints. I find sweetness at the front and bitterness toward the end. Nice rich palate, this one has some substance. Pretty damn good beer.
SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gah this beer was awesome. Literally a hop explosion with so much behind it. TONS of hop up front in a pleasing way with a surprisingly smooth finish. Aroma of hops, citrus- orange peel, a little lemon, and a little malt. Malt comes through a lot more in the taste but still behind the hop blast. What an awesome brew.
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I actually got a hold of this beer while in Cape May, NJ while on vacation. I got it in August, when everyone I talked to said that it was too old. They are wrong. I understand that the hop profile will not be nearly as fresh as it is in the spring, but a beer that heavily hopped and that alcoholic should last quite a while, definately longer than 5 months. The malt character is also very complex, and in fact, this is a very balanced beer. Did I taste cinnamon?
Strife21 (223) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2014 Beer has a glowing amber color and is a bit hazy. Smells delicious notes of citrus. What can I say I love the way it tastes it hits you with a citrus grapefruit like burst of sweetness then bitters out to this dry earthy piney taste that I love.
Only wish it was around all year.
Lowered my rating, was not even close to as good this year as the past years.
HellesBunny666 (222) - Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Happiness! Perfectly balanced ipa, beautiful dark amber color. Intense hops, floral, fruity, sweet, honey. So smooth. One of the best beers I ever had.